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Student Profile - Yuxuan Wang
Using nano-materials – small “magic-sized particles” formed from resources the size of an atom

Wang is working to create practical products and solutions with results that all of us can see, like fuel cell research that will result in more affordable cars with by-products that are better for the environment
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flexible electronics lab

What is materials science and engineering?

What is materials science and engineering?

Materials pose a central challenge to advancing the many technologies facing our world. Materials science – an interdisciplinary field that studies solid matter – brings chemistry, physics and engineering together to look at how materials can be used to advance our energy independence, medical devices and electronic devices such as flexible electronics. Through the study of materials, students can tackle the infinite number of issues related to our world’s crumbling infrastructure.

At Binghamton, the departments of Chemistry, Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy are associated with the Materials Science and Engineering Program. Students choosing to study materials can work with faculty and researchers in these departments to investigate fundamental scientific issues and then take their findings to the commercial level, where they can actually observe their discoveries being put to use.

From the smallest of the small to the opposite end of the spectrum, our students develop a foundation in the principles of materials science, selecting an atomic/nano approach or a bulk/macro approach. This foundation is then coupled with specialized knowledge in one area of materials, such as:

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Last Updated: 6/25/14